An Exploration of Garsington Village

Village War Memorial

Set in the middle of the village, beside the main road, at the top of the Hill, lies our War Memorial.

Garsington War Memorial - general view

It is a simple memorial to honour those villagers who died during both the Great War and World War II.

Apologies for the poor quality images: I will replace them with better ones when I am able.

Great War (1914 - 1919)

The general dedication on our memorial.

Notice the ending date – 1919 – rather than the more usual 1918. This is when the Treaty of Versailles was signed (actually on 28 June 1919).

Garsington War Memorial - Great War dedication 1 Garsington War Memorial - Great War dedication 2

The names of those who fell.

Garsington War Memorial - Great War names 1 Garsington War Memorial - Great War names 2

The Roll of Honour:

Name Date of death Age Memorial
Harold Clinkard 25 Sep 1916 22 Thiepval Memorial
Harold Thomas Druce 04 Oct 1917 20
Harry Lionel Druce 06 Jun 1918
William James Aaron Druce
Henry Hillsdon 07 Aug 1917
John Henry Johnson
Leslie Charles Parsler
Thomas Sheppard
Frank Townsend 09 Aug 1918 18
Frederick John Waine
Percival George Waine 21 Dec 1915
William Richard Wheeler
Frederick Yeates 16 May 1915 21
Richard Yeates 06 Apr 1917 20 Vadencourt British Cemetery, Maissemy

Some details are missing simply becuase I have not completed my research.

World War II (1939 - 1945)

Garsington War Memorial - World War II names

The Roll of Honour:

Name Date of death Age Memorial
Philip Bowen Chennell
Nigel Arthur Gidney 27 Jun 1942 23 El Alamein War Cemetery
Royston Gomersall
Harry Goode
Thomas Martin Lowinsky
George Hubert Savins
Ronald Thurley
Frank Thomas Young

Some details are missing simply becuase I have not completed my research.

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